Fundraising Manager

Motiv8 is an exciting, dynamic organization that engages with young people and families enabling them to improve their life chances. We are established in local communities across Hampshire delivering high quality community, education and employment services which lead to transformed lives and positive outcomes.


Fundraising Manager, based in Portsmouth

£26,125 - £33,307 per annum 

(dependent on skills, experience and qualifications), working 37.5 hours per week

Permanent contract


We are looking for an experienced, creative and resourceful individual who is keen to make a real difference to the lives of young people and families across Hampshire.  You will raise funds to support the development of services to engage and support young people and families, leading to transformed lives and positive outcomes. 

You will have excellent communication, networking and organisation skills, and be able to demonstrate strong experience of building and developing relationships with potential funders and be confident in influencing both internal and external stakeholders. You will have a track record of successfully securing major donor, corporate and trust funding and have the ability to meet and exceed targets with an expectation to raise a minimum of £100,000+ per year with a view to increasing this over time.

You will be part of the senior management team and working with trustees and colleagues, develop a  strategic vision to grow income. 

Motiv8 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate for the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Marina Tuck on 023 896973 or


The closing date for this role is 5pm on 28 February 2018

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Job Description


JOB TITLE:                        Fundraising Manager         

RESPONSIBLE TO:           Senior Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR:        To coordinate and undertake fundraising across the organisation including corporate, individual and trust fundraising

PURPOSE OF JOB            To attract income, ideally unrestricted, for Motiv8 with a return on investment of at least 4:1


1.            To develop and manage, in collaboration with the senior officers and trustees, an effective fundraising and marketing strategy for the organisation with a fully researched funding plan for the next 5-10 years.

2.            Maximise income across all fundraising activities to meet agreed targets including identifying new funding opportunities and developing these into guaranteed income.

3.            To research and fully understand the funding needs of Motiv8 and its related partners for financial stability and to fulfill our business plan objectives.

4.            To develop and implement a marketing strategy to raise the profile of Motiv8, with a specific emphasis on fundraising

5.            Maintain and develop the donor monitoring program E Tapestry and ensure that this is kept up to date

6.            To produce regular reports and attend meetings with the Senior Management team for the purposes of reporting and developing fundraising strategies and reporting on agreed outputs.

7.            Lead on major giving from trusts, individuals, foundations, corporate partners and grant funders




8.            Assist the Senior Management Team in developing excellent relationships with key charitable trusts and other funders for the organisation.

9.            Co-ordinate funding applications being made within Motiv8 and its related partners.




10.         Identify new and existing key donors and develop specific bids/pitches with responsibility for reporting and relationship management

11.         Develop links to corporate partners in various ways, from organising payroll giving to agreeing sponsorship of major events




12.         To develop relationships with key supporters who would like to support the organisation

13.         Work with trustees and supporters to maximize the potential of existing contacts and prospective new contacts

14.         To raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels

15.         Undertake any other work that might be required




  1. To work within the policies and procedures of MOTIV8.
  1. To contribute to the general administration of the office.
  1. To take responsibility for the health and safety of yourself and others.
  1. To undertake any other duties as reasonably required in line with the individuals capabilities
  1. Undertake flexible working with occasional work outside contracted/core hours.
  1. To comply with equal opportunities policy of MOTIV8 with reference to clients and staff.
  1. To promote equal opportunities within MOTIV8.
  1. To maintain confidentiality at all times with MOTIV8 Policies and Procedures.
  1. To attend meetings and training as required.
  1. To maintain monitoring and recording systems and to supply managers with relevant information.
  1. To ensure the positive reflection and promotion of MOTIV8 to outside agencies.
  1. To entertain professional standards and promote MOTIV8 services and relationships with external organisations and individuals.
  1. To work towards building and developing MOTIV8’s services.
  1. To be responsible for personal and professional development.
  1. To actively pursue routes available for the development and improvement of MOTIV8’s standards and services.







JOB TITLE:                                      Fundraising Manager


RESPONSIBLE TO:                       Senior Management




Good understanding and experience of fundraising income and expenditure budgets


Degree or equivalent education


Knowledge and ability to understand monthly management accounts


Knowledge of key trends in fundraising from trusts, major donors and corporate partners


Knowledge of legislation, regulations and financial issues relating to fundraising




Minimum of 3 years’ experience in successful fundraising work


Experience of writing successful applications


Experience of drafting fundraising income and expenditure budgets




Excellent numeric skills


Proven excellent writing skills


Good eye for detail and ability to understand, analyse and summarise complex information and recommend options


Proven excellent interpersonal skills


Marketing skills


Good IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft programs


Be a driver and have access to own car




Natural and effective relationship builder/networker, with emotional intelligence who can relate to people at all levels


Ability to formulate accurate and confident future plans to set remit


Ability to take initiative within existing operating frameworks


Take responsibility for own learning and professional development


Ability to persuade, market and sell Motiv8’s services to potential funders


Ability to match Motiv8’s services to funders priorities


Ability to accurately predict implications of plans


Creative thinker able to be flexible in a fast paced environment


Ability to manage workload working both in a team and on own




Institute of fundraising Diploma in Fundraising or equivalent level qualification